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It would be very good, if you can chose your weapon before fight. What can i do with bow against horde of horsmen. Or if 3 guys with shield and sword attacking me. I know you can pick weapon from ground but that just depends of situation if you can quickly find sword or shield, but if not ...your are dead meat.